Chateau Branaire Ducru 2015

Current Market Price: £409.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru, Chateau Branaire Ducru, 2015

Tasting Notes Chateau Branaire Ducru 2015

93-94

This is very structured and tight with chewy polished tannins and blueberry, blackberry. Full and savory. Should develop beautifully.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
91

This was comparatively backward and closed when I tasted it, still showing a slight angularity that should soften in barrel. The components are there: sturdy Cabernet-based fruit, fresh acidity and good depth. Drink: 2022-32

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
90-93

Pretty and aromatic, with flavors of kirsch and cherry preserves mixed with tobacco and bay notes. Stays energetic through the relatively sleek finish. Wins on purity.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
90-92

The 2015 Branaire-Ducru is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 18 September until 8 October, with two or three intervals in between. Matured in around 60% new oak (although as usual my barrel sample was from a new oak barrel), it has a high-toned, black cherry and cassis scented nose that perhaps feels a little constricted by the new wood in this sample, though not necessarily once in bottle. The palate is medium-bodied with a lightly spiced entry, white pepper and a touch of sage, gritty tannin, foursquare and a little conservative. There is commendable weight on the finish, if not quite the precision compared to its peers. I noticed this gaining more cohesion in the glass, which bodes well for once the Branaire-Ducru is in bottle. I expect this to rest at the top of my banded score.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
16.5

Dark ruby. Sweetly gamey on the nose. A little light compared with some but very correct. Quite advanced. But just slightly austere in style. No one could object but I can't imagine many falling madly in love. Stones on the finish.

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com

Chateau Branaire Ducru Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2018 Chateau Branaire Ducru £446.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2017 Chateau Branaire Ducru £324.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2016 Chateau Branaire Ducru £520.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2015 Chateau Branaire Ducru £409.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2014 Chateau Branaire Ducru £356.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2013 Chateau Branaire Ducru £320.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2012 Chateau Branaire Ducru £390.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2011 Chateau Branaire Ducru £352.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2010 Chateau Branaire Ducru £576.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2009 Chateau Branaire Ducru £616.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2008 Chateau Branaire Ducru £470.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2007 Chateau Branaire Ducru £446.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2006 Chateau Branaire Ducru £480.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2005 Chateau Branaire Ducru £667.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2004 Chateau Branaire Ducru £450.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2003 Chateau Branaire Ducru £620.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2002 Chateau Branaire Ducru £420.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2001 Chateau Branaire Ducru £590.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2000 Chateau Branaire Ducru £787.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1999 Chateau Branaire Ducru £600.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1998 Chateau Branaire Ducru £480.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1997 Chateau Branaire Ducru £564.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1996 Chateau Branaire Ducru £679.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1995 Chateau Branaire Ducru £815.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1990 Chateau Branaire Ducru £852.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1989 Chateau Branaire Ducru £852.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1986 Chateau Branaire Ducru £576.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1982 Chateau Branaire Ducru £958.00 12x75cl